U.S. agency has communicated with representative for dentist in lion killing

Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:52pm EDT
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Friday that a representative of the Minnesota dentist who killed a celebrated lion in Zimbabwe had reached out to the agency.

Walter Palmer's representative contacted the agency on Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the agency said.

"The Service's investigation is ongoing," the spokesman said.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Emily Stephenson)

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pauses as he speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington July 30, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria